Edmond Memorial Bulldogs football
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|2012-08-31||@||Edmond North||L||0 - 44|
|2012-09-07||@||Enid||L||14 - 19|
|2012-09-13||vs||Deer Creek||L||14 - 45|
|2012-09-21||@||Lawton||L||9 - 34|
|2012-09-28||vs||Norman||L||14 - 45|
|2012-10-05||vs||Mustang||W||41 - 13|
|2012-10-12||@||Choctaw||W||56 - 35|
|2012-10-19||vs||Southmoore||W||27 - 20|
|2012-10-26||@||Edmond Santa Fe||L||6 - 55|
|2012-11-02||vs||Putnam West||W||61 - 14|
|2012-11-08||@||Edmond North||L||7 - 34|
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Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 3, 2015
With the completion of Week 5 on Friday night, it's time to analyze what we've seen through the first half of the high school football season. The Oklahoman's high school football writers, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, will each offer their answers to three questions, taking a look at some stars and surprises of the first half. See Monday's edition of The Oklahoman for their thoughts looking...
High school football: Mid-season look at best turnaround, biggest surprise
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writers | Oct 3, 2015With the completion of Week 5 on Friday night, it's time to analyze what we've seen through the first half of the high school football season. The Oklahoman's high school football writers, Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, will each offer their answers to three questions, taking a look at some stars and surprises of the first half. See Monday's edition of The Oklahoman for their thoughts looking ahead at the second half of the regular season. Which team has made the most impressive turnaround from last season? Wright: There have been a few nice turnarounds, like Southmoore, which started last year 1-6, but is now 5-0. In Class A, Mangum was 2-8 last year and ranked 46th out of 57 teams in our preseason poll. The Tigers are 5-0 with a win over Apache that boosted them into the top 10 last week. But my choice for the most impressive turnaround is Bartlesville, which started 2-5 and only got in the playoffs because of its weak schedule last year. This year, the Bruins look like legitimate Class 6A-II title contenders, coming off a 50-33 win over the defending champ, Bixby, on Friday. Unruh: At this point last season, Southmoore was 1-4 and its season outlook looked bleak. But now the SaberCats are 5-0 behind the fast-developing sophomore quarterback Casey Thompson. What's impressive about the 5-0 start is that Southmoore has done it against a tough schedule with wins over Edmond Memorial, Westmoore, Edmond Santa Fe, Moore and most recently Owasso. Next up is Tulsa Union, which will really show how far Southmoore has come since last season. What has been the biggest surprise of the first half? Wright: Fort Gibson's 0-5 start was widely unexpected. The Tigers have been hampered by injuries, suspensions and youth. But after going 12-1 last season, a winless first half came as a shock. Unruh: Guthrie's struggles really stand out. Sure, the Bluejays are 2-2 with losses to Duncan and McGuinness, but this isn't the same Guthrie squad that won a state title two years ago. Injuries have decimated the offensive line — the backbone of the team — and the offense has struggled to consistently make plays around quarterback Zane Maltz. Guthrie does have a three-game stretch with Guymon, Western Heights and Southeast that could help get some things ironed out. Which player is the first-half MVP? Wright: The title still belongs to last season's Player of the Year, Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine. As soon as Week 7, he could become the state's all-time career passing yardage leader. He's averaging 356 yards per game, and needs 723 to break the record. He has thrown 23 touchdowns with just one interception on 145 attempts. And he's done it against better competition than he faced in the first half of last season, with a win over Class 2A No. 1 Adair and an improved Westville squad. Unruh: It's hard to ignore what Thompson has done this season. He's accounted for 25 touchdowns — 18 in the air — and 1,732 yards. He's also completed 72 percent of his passes, an outstanding mark for a sophomore. He has plenty of weapons around him with Dunya Rice, Quindon Lewis and Darrian Moss that add to his ability to make big plays
High school football: Tate Troxell has breakout performance to lead Edmond Memorial past Yukon, 42-21Oct 1, 2015
The 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior finished with 172 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries. He also caught a 7-yard touchdown pass, which put the Bulldogs up 28-14 in the third quarter.
High school football: Tate Troxell has breakout performance to lead Edmond Memorial past Yukon, 42-21
BY JACOB UNRUH Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 1, 2015EDMOND — Edmond Memorial running back Tate Troxell took the handoff, shook one tackle and another before slipping past another Yukon defender's reach. Troxell was then faced with a decision that could have put the outcome of the game in balance. Cut back toward the middle of the field or go for the corner pylon? Troxell chose the pylon. He beat one last Yukon defender to score a 61-yard touchdown and break a tie to spark No. 10-ranked Edmond Memorial to a desperately needed 42-21 win over Yukon on Thursday at Wantland Stadium. “I was actually nervous he was going to catch me,” Troxell said. “I didn't know if he was going to catch me. I didn't know if I should cut back or not, but I went for it and it worked out.” It was the second of three straight touchdowns for Troxell in a long-awaited breakout performance. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior finished with 172 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries. He also caught a 7-yard touchdown pass, which put the Bulldogs up 28-14 in the third quarter. “We've always felt that he was a very, very good running back and a football player,” Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth said. “I said at the beginning of the year that I think people would be surprised. It took a little bit to get going, but these are the kind of things he's capable of.” Edmond Memorial (2-3, 1-1 District 6AI-1) piled up 509 yards of offense, an explosion on that side of the ball to help the Bulldogs' defense navigate Yukon's up-tempo spread offense behind quarterback Trevor Smith. Smith finished 18 of 38 for 204 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He also scored on a 1-yard run that got the Millers (1-4, 0-2) within a touchdown with 1:17 left in the third. But Edmond Memorial responded with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal the much-needed victory after a 1-3 start to the season. “We needed it for confidence,” Merideth said. “You go 1-3 — and I don't care how close the games are — your confidence is going to be shaken a little bit. We needed a win to feel good. We've got the rest of district ahead of us, and we needed to get some wins.” The Bulldogs opened the game with a 7-0 lead, but quickly fell behind 14-7 on a 35-yard TD pass from Smith to Rylan Redding and a 1-yard run by lineman John Kearby. Troxell then found his rhythm and the performance he said he's been praying for each week. “I told myself before the game that this was my night,” Troxell said. “I've been struggling a little bit in the run this year, and thanks to the lineman and the plays the coaches called just paid off. It was great.”
Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 25, 2015
The win gave Santa Fe this year’s Edmond city championship, it’s seventh in the 20 years of the rivalry and first since 2011. Memorial has six and North has five, with the title being split twice.
High school football: Santa Fe wears down Memorial in Edlam victory
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 25, 2015EDMOND — As Edmond Santa Fe was grinding out yards in the second half, offensive lineman Jacob Goss could sense Edmond Memorial's defense wearing down. He noticed a little more trash talking, a little less fundamental play. All signs that Santa Fe had their Edlam rivals right where they wanted them. The Wolves' offense only scored one second-half touchdown in the 28-6 victory Friday night at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium, but they were overpowering at the line of scrimmage, and the running backs did the rest. Santa Fe senior Darran Williams turned in a workhorse effort, 179 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries. J.R. Bryson added 73 yards on 10 carries. “We could tell their defense was wearing down in the second half,” Goss said. “Whoever we're playing, we like to get them tired and break them down so we can pick them apart. “We were just doing our job tonight, letting Darran and J.R. get the ball and get some yards to run the clock down.” The Wolves got balanced play from both quarterbacks. Starter Julian Hoskins was 11-of-17 for 135 yards and a touchdown, while Drew Rasmussen went 2-of-4 for 54 yards and a score. Not to be ignored, the Santa Fe defense was strong all night, in bend-but-don't-break fashion. Memorial had 316 total yards, but the Wolves clamped down in the red zone, forcing three field goal tries — Braxton Pickard made two and had one blocked — and two turnovers on downs inside the 15-yard line. “We have a great red-zone defense,” senior linebacker Zeke Jenkins said. “That's where a lot of our practice takes place, just to make sure they don't get in that end zone. “We always have momentum building, because we have confidence in what we've put in, so we always go on the field amped up, ready to get a stop and get the offense back out there.” The win gave Santa Fe this year's Edmond city championship, it's seventh in the 20 years of the rivalry and first since 2011. Memorial has six and North has five, with the title being split twice. “We haven't won it in a while,” Bryson said. “It feels great to get it back.”
EDMOND NORTH'S RUN GAME SHINES IN WIN Even without its top running back Friday, Edmond North found a way to establish its run game in a 26-14 win over Stillwater. The Huskies (1-2) were forced to turn to sophomore Alex Smith and Darius McGlothin when starter Jerry Minnifield re-injured his hamstring on the game's opening play. McGlothin finished with a touchdown and 68 yards, and Smith rushed...
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BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 22, 2015EDMOND NORTH'S RUN GAME SHINES IN WIN Even without its top running back Friday, Edmond North found a way to establish its run game in a 26-14 win over Stillwater. The Huskies (1-2) were forced to turn to sophomore Alex Smith and Darius McGlothin when starter Jerry Minnifield re-injured his hamstring on the game's opening play. McGlothin finished with a touchdown and 68 yards, and Smith rushed for 69 yards and two touchdowns. “He came in and did a good job,” Edmond North coach Scott Burger said of Smith. “It's always nice to establish the run. That opened up some things in the passing game, but it was good to see that.” Edmond North scored two touchdowns in the third after Stillwater tied the game at 14, including Smith's 2-yard score that sealed the win. Edmond North travels to Mustang this week to open district play. “We hope to keep a little momentum going,” Burger said. “I keep telling the kids it's consistency on both sides of the ball. We'll practice hard and get read for Mustang, which is obviously a really good football team. We'll be ready to go on Friday.” EDMOND MEMORIAL'S DECKER LIKELY OUT FOR SEASON Edmond Memorial quarterback Grant Decker suffered a broken bone in his throwing elbow late in the Bulldogs' 28-24 loss to Mustang last week. Decker, a junior, is expected to miss the remainder of the season, according to Memorial coach Justin Merideth. “Grant was making huge, huge improvements every week and he was really becoming a big-time playmaker for us,” Merideth said. Senior Jonah Weltzheimer will take over at quarterback. Merideth said he has full confidence in Weltzheimer moving forward. “We always made sure to give Jonah reps in games and scrimmages just for this season,” Merideth said. “He's been prepared. He watches more film than any player on our team; he prepares himself mentally to go in every game. He'll know exactly what to do and where to go with the ball. He's going to be well prepared.” Edmond Memorial plays Edlam rival Edmond Santa Fe at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium WAYNE STARTS STRONG, MINCO NEXT While compiling six wins over the past two seasons combined, Wayne coach Brandon Sharp had to rely on a lot of freshmen and sophomores. But now, those players are growing up, and the results are beginning to show in the win column with the Bulldogs' 3-0 start. “The kids have gained some confidence, and that's a big deal,” Sharp said. “It's definitely a lot more fun being 3-0 than 0-3.” Running back Braden Smith has rushed for more than 100 yards in all three games and the Bulldog defense has been much improved this season. Of course, the road gets much tougher for Wayne in District A-4. Among the opponents on Wayne's district schedule are No. 1 Stratford, unbeaten Community Christian, Wynnewood and fifth-ranked Minco — Wayne's first opponent in district play Friday. “We're fixing to find out how good we are,” Sharp said. “Jumping into our district, man, it's a monster.” EDMOND NORTH'S HINTON COMMITS TO OKLAHOMA The Oklahoma golf program continues to focus heavily on in-state recruiting, locking up another of the state's top young players. Edmond North junior Laken Hinton announced on Twitter recently that he had verbally committed to the Sooners. He joins Yukon junior Lane Wallace in OU's 2017 recruiting class. ZANGARI FINISHES FIRST PRO SEASON STRONG Former Carl Albert star baseball player Corey Zangari recently put a nice finishing touch on his first professional season. The White Sox prospect hit .376 with eight doubles and three home runs in 28 games for the Arizona League White Sox and Great Falls Voyagers, another rookie league team. He helped the AZL team reach the league championship — which it won without Zangari — and then played the final six games for Great Falls. Zangari finished his first pro season with a .316 average, six homers, 41 RBIs and 15 doubles. Zangari, who was The Oklahoman's All-State Player of the Year last season, was selected in the sixth round of the MLB Draft by Chicago in June. He chose the White Sox over Oklahoma State, where he had signed his National Letter of Intent.
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 1-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 3-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-1 (4) 5. Southmoore, 3-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 3-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-1 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-2 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 2-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 2-1 (3) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (4) 5. Bartlesville, 3-0...
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 22, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 1-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 3-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-1 (4) 5. Southmoore, 3-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 3-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-1 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-2 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 2-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 2-1 (3) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (4) 5. Bartlesville, 3-0 (6) 6. Choctaw, 2-1 (5) 7. Sand Springs, 2-0 (7) 8. Stillwater, 0-3 (8) 9. Claremore, 2-1 (9) 10. Ponca City, 1-1 (10) Dropped out: None Class 5A 1. Lawton MacArthur, 3-0 (1) 2. Ardmore, 3-0 (4) 3. McAlester, 3-0 (5) 4. Deer Creek, 2-1 (3) 5. Altus, 3-0 (6) 6. Skiatook, 3-0 (9) 7. Del City, 2-1 (2) 8. Carl Albert, 2-1 (7) 9. Tulsa Kelley, 2-0 (8) 10. Tulsa Memorial, 3-0 (NR) Dropped out: McGuinness, 1-2 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner, 3-0 (1) 2. Oologah, 2-1 (2) 3. Anadarko, 1-1 (3) 4. Metro Christian, 2-0 (4) 5. Poteau, 3-0 (5) 6. Weatherford, 3-0 (9) 7. Tuttle, 4-0 (7) 8. Elk City, 2-1 (6) 9. Woodward, 3-0 (NR) 10. Ada, 1-2 (8) Dropped out: Glenpool, 2-1 (10) Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall, 3-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove, 3-0 (2) 3. Douglass, 3-0 (3) 4. John Marshall, 3-0 (4) 5. Lincoln Christian, 3-0 (5) 6. Victory Christian, 2-0 (6) 7. Bethany, 3-0 (7) 8. Jones, 4-0 (8) 9. Idabel, 2-1 (9) 10. Cushing, 2-0 (10) Dropped out: None Class 2A 1. Adair, 2-1 (1) 2. Lindsay, 4-0 (5) 3. Millwood, 0-1 (3) 4. Washington, 2-1 (2) 5. Stroud, 3-0 (7) 6. Davis, 1-3 (4) 7. Luther, 3-0 (9) 8. Hartshorne, 3-0 (6) 9. Chisholm, 3-0 (NR) 10. Nowata, 2-2 (8) Dropped out: Hennessey, 0-3 (10) Class A 1. Stratford, 3-0 (2) 2. Thomas, 2-1 (1) 3. Ringling, 2-0 (3) 4. Hollis, 3-0 (4) 5. Minco, 4-0 (7) 6. Kiefer, 3-0 (5) 7. Apache, 3-0 (6) 8. Mooreland, 3-0 (8) 9. Velma-Alma, 3-0 (9) 10. Cashion, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class B 1. Alex, 3-0 (1) 2. Davenport, 3-0 (2) 3. Dewar, 3-0 (3) 4. Turpin, 3-0 (5) 5. Laverne, 2-1 (4) 6. Seiling, 3-0 (6) 7. Keota, 2-0 (8) 8. Waurika, 3-0 (NR) 9. Pioneer, 2-1 (NR) 10. Pond Creek-Hunter, 1-2 (9) Dropped out: Maysville, 2-1 (7); Oaks, 2-1 (10) Class C 1. Cherokee, 3-0 (1) 2. Grandfield, 2-0 (2) 3. Fox, 3-0 (3) 4. Coyle, 3-0 (4) 5. Shattuck, 3-0 (5) 6. Deer Creek-Lamont, 3-0 (6) 7. Tipton, 2-1 (7) 8. Balko, 1-1 (8) 9. Thackerville, 2-1 (10) 10. Waynoka, 3-0 (NR) Dropped out: Bluejacket, 1-2 (9)
Mustang comes back from 10-point deficit to beat the Bulldogs at Bronco Stadium.
High school football: Mustang wins slugfest over Edmond Memorial, 28-24
BY JEFF RAYMOND, For The Oklahoman | Sep 19, 2015MUSTANG — A turnover- and penalty-dominated slugfest turned to lead-changing bombs, ending in a 28-24 Mustang football win over Edmond Memorial at Bronco Stadium. Two Mustang turnovers and a failed fourth down conversion kept Edmond Memorial in the game during the first half despite two Bronco touchdowns. The score at the half easily could have been 14-0. Edmond Memorial defensive back Aaron Ward picked off a pass that led to a field goal early in the first quarter. Linebacker Zeke Mammen's 67-yard pick six brought the Bulldogs within four points of the Broncos with 4:00 left in the half. After an anemic 70 first-half yards and five first downs, Edmond Memorial (1-2) came out of the locker room a different team, using a stepped-up pace to tally four first downs and a touchdown just minutes into the third quarter. Quarterback Grant Decker scrambled for 19 yards, to the 3 yard line, later pushing through for the Bulldogs' first offensive touchdown of the game. The Bulldogs' second TD came on a 17-yard pass to Coleman Chavez with just under 10:00 remaining in the fourth quarter. But Mustang (3-0) answered quickly. Miles McFadden skirted the sideline on a catch that moved the Broncos to near midfield, setting quarterback Chandler Garrett up for a lob to tight end Blake Williams for a 41-yard score. A little more than three minutes later, Bobby Brown caught a pass mid-stride for a back-breaking 74-yard touchdown. "I'll be honest — I didn't think I was going to get it, but I saw Chan (Garrett) and he just put it where it needed to be," Brown said of his clutch TD reception. "We made some uncharacteristic turnovers, and execution-wise we were uncharacteristic," Chandler said of the first-half problems. "We've been a second-half team; we really come out strong." Edmond Memorial coach Justin Merideth praised his defense's work but called Mustang's late rally a "gut check." "Our kids on defense, we're not the greatest athletes in the world, but we play really hard and most of the time we're pretty smart. If you've got guys who play hard and smart you can be good defensively," he said, adding that the defense's playmaking put the team in a good position in the first half. "As a grown adult, it's even hard for me to swallow and understand that this didn't affect the playoffs. We've got to move on and got to regroup," he said. "We've got a really good team in Edmond Santa Fe next week. District starts next week, and that was my message to the kids."
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Week 2 belonged to the quarterbacks around the Oklahoma City area and Western Heights’ earned the vote of the fans in The Oklahoman’s weekly poll. Kevin Rassatt was named The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week after receiving 664 votes. Rassatt was instrumental in the Jets’ 49-8 rout of Capitol Hill with seven total touchdowns. He rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns and also...
Western Heights' Kevin Rassatt wins Fans' Choice Player of Week poll
Jacob Unruh | Sep 15, 2015Week 2 belonged to the quarterbacks around the Oklahoma City area and Western Heights’ earned the vote of the fans in The Oklahoman’s weekly poll. Kevin Rassatt was named The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week after receiving 664 votes. Rassatt was instrumental in the Jets’ 49-8 rout of Capitol Hill with seven total touchdowns. He rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns and also completed 6 of 9 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Shawnee quarterback Jack Diamond and Putnam West quarterback Trey Gooch finished second and third, respectively. The Oklahoman’s staff pick for player of the week Casey Thompson of Southmoore finished seventh with just 134 votes. A total of 2,608 votes were cast for the eight different players. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity each weekend for the next football poll. Here are the results from this week: Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights: 664 votes (25.46 pct.) Jack Diamond, Shawnee: 520 votes (19.94 pct.) Trey Gooch, Putnam West: 505 votes (19.36 pct.) Angel Freed, Little Axe: 286 votes (10.97 pct.) Grant Decker, Edmond Memorial: 212 votes (8.13 pct.) Brandon George, Jones: 166 votes (6.37 pct.) Casey Thompson, Southmoore: 134 votes (5.13 pct.) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass: 121 votes (4.64 pct.) Total: 2,608 votes
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 2-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-0 (4) 5. Southmoore, 2-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 2-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-0 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-1 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-1 (NR) Dropped out: Put. City, 1-1 (10) Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 1-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 1-1 (4) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (3) 5. Choctaw, 2-0...
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 14, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 2-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-0 (4) 5. Southmoore, 2-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 2-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-0 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-1 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-1 (NR) Dropped out: Put. City, 1-1 (10) Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 1-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 1-1 (4) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (3) 5. Choctaw, 2-0 (5) 6. Bartlesville, 2-0 (6) 7. Sand Springs, 2-0 (10) 8. Stillwater, 0-2 (7) 9. Claremore, 2-0 (NR) 10. Ponca City, 1-1 (9) Dropped out: Lawton Eisenhower, 0-2 (8) Class 5A 1. Lawton MacArthur, 2-0 (1) 2. Del City, 2-0 (2) 3. Deer Creek, 2-0 (3) 4. Ardmore, 2-0 (4) 5. McAlester, 2-0 (5) 6. Altus, 2-0 (8) 7. Carl Albert, 1-1 (6) 8. Tulsa Kelley, 2-0 (NR) 9. Skiatook, 2-0 (NR) 10. McGuinness, 1-1 (7) Dropped out: Duncan, 1-1 (9); Guthrie, 1-1 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner, 2-0 (1) 2. Oologah, 1-1 (2) 3. Anadarko, 1-1 (3) 4. Metro Christian, 2-0 (5) 5. Poteau, 2-0 (6) 6. Elk City, 2-0 (7) 7. Tuttle, 3-0 (8) 8. Ada, 1-1 (9) 9. Weatherford, 2-0 (10) 10. Glenpool, 2-0 (NR) Dropped out: Harrah, 1-1 (4) Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall, 2-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove, 2-0 (2) 3. Douglass, 2-0 (3) 4. John Marshall, 2-0 (4) 5. Lincoln Christian, 2-0 (5) 6. Victory Christian, 2-0 (6) 7. Bethany, 2-0 (7) 8. Jones, 3-0 (10) 9. Idabel, 2-0 (8) 10. Cushing, 2-0 (9) Dropped out: None Class 2A 1. Adair, 1-1 (1) 2. Washington, 2-0 (3) 3. Millwood, 0-1 (2) 4. Davis, 1-2 (4) 5. Lindsay, 3-0 (6) 6. Hartshorne, 2-0 (7) 7. Stroud, 2-0 (8) 8. Nowata, 2-1 (5) 9. Luther, 2-0 (NR) 10. Hennessey, 0-2 (9) Dropped out: Oklahoma Christian, 0-2 (10) Class A 1. Thomas, 2-0 (1) 2. Stratford, 2-0 (2) 3. Ringling, 1-0 (4) 4. Hollis, 2-0 (5) 5. Kiefer, 2-0 (6) 6. Apache, 2-0 (7) 7. Minco, 3-0 (9) 8. Mooreland, 2-0 (NR) 9. Velma-Alma, 2-0 (NR) 10. Cashion, 1-1 (3) Dropped out: Talihina, 1-1 (8); Wynnewood, 0-2 (10) Class B 1. Alex, 2-0 (1) 2. Davenport, 2-0 (2) 3. Dewar, 2-0 (3) 4. Laverne, 2-0 (4) 5. Turpin, 2-0 (9) 6. Seiling, 2-0 (6) 7. Maysville, 2-0 (7) 8. Keota, 1-0 (8) 9. PC-Hunter, 1-1 (5) 10. Oaks, 2-0 (NR) Dropped out: Garber, 1-1 (10) Class C 1. Cherokee, 2-0 (1) 2. Grandfield, 1-0 (2) 3. Fox, 2-0 (3) 4. Coyle, 2-0 (4) 5. Shattuck, 2-0 (5) 6. DC-Lamont, 2-0 (6) 7. Tipton, 1-1 (8) 8. Bluejacket, 1-1 (7) 9. Balko, 1-1 (9) 10. Thackerville, 1-1 (10) Dropped out: None
Sep 11, 2015
EDMOND – It will go down as a 4-yard touchdown pass, but Grant Decker needed a longer pass to make the play. On third-and-goal from the 4, Decker mishandled the snap, and the ball bounced backward on the turf toward the 20-yard line. Decker recovered, then zipped the ball to teammate Nick Hale beyond the Edmond North defense. Touchdown, Edmond Memorial for a stunning halftime lead. The Bulldogs...
High school football: Edmond Memorial tops Edmond North
BY RICHARD TORTORELLI, For The Oklahoman | Sep 11, 2015EDMOND – It will go down as a 4-yard touchdown pass, but Grant Decker needed a longer pass to make the play. On third-and-goal from the 4, Decker mishandled the snap, and the ball bounced backward on the turf toward the 20-yard line. Decker recovered, then zipped the ball to teammate Nick Hale beyond the Edmond North defense. Touchdown, Edmond Memorial for a stunning halftime lead. The Bulldogs went on top for good 19 seconds before halftime on the way to a 27-14 Edlam win Friday night at Wantland Stadium. Decker, a junior quarterback, boosted Memorial (1-1) with 127 rushing yards, two touchdown runs, and 115 yards and a touchdown through the air. “There were some problems right there,” Decker said about his scoring pass to Hale. “We all got messed up, it was really wild. There was a weird snap just to the left. We were really off. My wide receivers got open, scrambled well and got a nice block up front. I was really proud of them.” Memorial added Braxton Pickard's 28-yard field goal on its first drive of the second half. On its next chance with the ball, Memorial drove 66 yards in nine plays toward Decker's 4-yard scoring scramble. Decker scooted for the 2-point conversion and a 27-14 lead with 4:13 left in the third. In the fourth quarter, North (0-2) tried to claw its way back into the game by driving to the Memorial 5-yard line. Memorial stopped Noah Tews short of the goal line on a fourth-down run with nine minutes to go in the game. Antonio Williams gave the Huskies another chance by recovering a Memorial fumble at the Bulldog 23. On fourth-and-goal from the 7, Aaron Ward broke up Tews' pass into the end zone. Memorial ran the clock out afterward. “They really helped us,” Decker said of his team's defensive unit. “I'm just really proud of the defense. They made some good stops.” Early in the second quarter, Memorial capitalized on an errant snap on a North punt for a safety and a 9-7 edge. The Huskies responded on their next drive by taking the lead on Darius McGlothin's 3-yard touchdown rumble. North held a 14-9 lead with 6:15 left in the second. Alex Smith, who scored North's first TD, covered 44 yards of the 61-yard march on one run. Memorial senior Tate Troxell added 49 rushing yards and three catches for 165 yards. Troxell's 62-yard catch-and-run off Jonah Weltzheimer's throw set up Memorial at the 9-yard line on the Bulldogs' go-ahead drive. Senior Mitchell Perkinson provided North with nine grabs for 107 yards.
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2...
High school notebook: OSSAA approves 2016-17 Class 6A, 5A baseball districts
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2 Choctaw, Edmond Santa Fe, Lawton, Midwest City, Putnam West, Southmoore, U.S. Grant, Yukon District 3 Broken Arrow, Deer Creek, Edmond North, Jenks, Ponca City, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Tulsa Washington District 4 Bartlesville, Bixby, Enid, Moore, Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa Union Class 5A District 1 Del City, Guthrie, Guymon, Noble, Northwest Classen, Piedmont, Shawnee, Woodward District 2 Altus, Ardmore, Carl Albert, Duncan, El Reno, Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Western Heights District 3 Coweta, Durant, McAlester, Pryor, Tahlequah, Tulsa East Central*, Tulsa Edison, Tulsa Kelley District 4 Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, McGuinness, Skiatook, Southeast, Tulsa Hale, Tulsa Memorial *Tulsa East Central is not playing baseball in 2015-16 school year. Should it return in 2016-17, it would be placed in District 3. JOHN MARSHALL PLANNING REUNION FOR 1995 TITLE TEAM At halftime of its game against Centennial on Friday night at Taft Stadium, John Marshall will honor its 1995 state championship team. The 1995 Bears, coached by legendary Clyde Ellis, defeated Lawton MacArthur 21-7 for the Class 5A state title. Justin Matthews, who rushed for 310 yards and all three John Marshall TDs in the title game, is among the players expected to be in attendance. Also among the former Bears expected to attend are Willie Grissom, Tango McCauley, Sean Love, Jeff Leep, Lee Lee Sutter, Antonio Jones, Antonio Fuller, Joshua Coats, Toby Heinrich, Julian Lewis and Bernard Rhome. The 1995 title was the second of the school's two football championships, the first coming in 1963. Friday's John Marshall-Centennial game is scheduled to kick off at 7. OSSAA EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS The OSSAA extended its agreement with Special Olympics Oklahoma for one more year and made a donation of $2,500 to the organization. An agreement was reached last year with the organization to make the donation along with donating equipment such as soccer balls left over from state championship events. EDMOND MEMORIAL'S MAMMEN COMMITS TO EMPORIA STATE Edmond Memorial senior linebacker Zeke Mammen verbally committed to Division II Emporia State (Kan.) earlier this week. Mammen announced his decision on Twitter, saying he was “very blessed” to commit to the school. Mammen had 80 tackles, two sacks and an interception as a junior. As a sophomore, he had 34 tackles and two sacks in a limited role. In last week's loss to Southmoore, he recorded 14 tackles and a sack.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Offense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. QB Chandler Garrett, Mustang Sr. 6-5 200 RB Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington Sr. 5-10 180 RB Quan Hogan, Norman North Sr. 6-1 210 RB Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe Sr. 5-11 165 WR Jordan Brown, Stillwater Sr. 6-3 195 WR Dillon Stoner, Jenks Sr. 6-0 175 OL Sheldon Barnes, Jenks Sr. 6-5 310 OL Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow Sr. 6-5 320 OL Walker Reed, Norman...
High school football: Class 6A Preseason All-Class team
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Offense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. QB Chandler Garrett, Mustang Sr. 6-5 200 RB Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington Sr. 5-10 180 RB Quan Hogan, Norman North Sr. 6-1 210 RB Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe Sr. 5-11 165 WR Jordan Brown, Stillwater Sr. 6-3 195 WR Dillon Stoner, Jenks Sr. 6-0 175 OL Sheldon Barnes, Jenks Sr. 6-5 310 OL Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow Sr. 6-5 320 OL Walker Reed, Norman North Sr. 6-6 300 OL Brandon Scott, Owasso Sr. 6-6 315 OL Steve Youmans, Lawton Sr. 6-2 270 Defense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. DL Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville Sr. 6-3 215 DL Noah Jones, Southmoore Sr. 6-5 250 DL Tre Towery, Westmoore Sr. 6-3 285 DL Nic Roller, Bixby Sr. 6-0 240 LB RJ Goodman, Midwest City Sr. 5-10 200 LB Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial Sr. 6-1 215 DB Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City Sr. 5-11 175 DB Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe Sr. 6-3 195 DB Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington Sr. 5-11 170 DB Austin Quillen, Jenks Sr. 6-0 190 DB Tre Brown, Tulsa Union Jr. 5-11 170 Special teams Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. K Jace Holt, Tulsa Union Sr. 6-0 170 P Tanner Griffin, Bixby Sr. 6-1 185 KR Dunya Rice, Southmoore Sr. 5-7 175
Sep 4, 2015
1. Jenks (11-2): With third-year starter Cooper Nunley at QB, the Trojans are looking for their fourth straight title. 2. Tulsa Union (11-2): Combined with Jenks to win the last 19 Class 6A titles. Can the dominant duo make it 20? 3. Mustang (8-4): A veteran defense will support one of the state's most potent offenses. 4. Broken Arrow (7-4): RB Jamall Shaw and OL Rowdy Frederick lead a power...
High school football: Jenks, Tulsa Union, Mustang top Class 6A rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 20151. Jenks (11-2): With third-year starter Cooper Nunley at QB, the Trojans are looking for their fourth straight title. 2. Tulsa Union (11-2): Combined with Jenks to win the last 19 Class 6A titles. Can the dominant duo make it 20? 3. Mustang (8-4): A veteran defense will support one of the state's most potent offenses. 4. Broken Arrow (7-4): RB Jamall Shaw and OL Rowdy Frederick lead a power offense. 5. Owasso (10-2): Caleb Colvin and Kavon Graham anchor a defense with lots of size up front. 6. Southmoore (4-7): Sophomore QB Casey Thompson leads the rise at Southmoore. 7. Norman North (5-5): The Timberwolves hope to overpower opponents with RB Quan Hogan and a big offensive line. 8. Edmond Santa Fe (5-5): Coach Kyle White has 17 returning starters to lean on in his first season. 9. Edmond Memorial (5-6): Linebacker Zeke Mammen leads a defense that will key the Bulldogs' success. 10. Yukon (4-6): New coach Brian Sauser is trying to put his imprint on the Miller program. 11. Westmoore (7-4): Must replace the bulk of their offensive production, but the Jaguars have some talent to work with. 12. Putnam City (3-7): Former Union offensive coordinator Preston Pearson brings a championship mentality as the Pirates' new leader. 13. Edmond North (3-7): Jordan Prince and Antonio Williams anchor an experienced secondary. 14. Moore (0-10): The Lions continue to take big steps forward under coach Paul Hix. 15. Putnam City North (4-6): Andre Harris Jr. and Jamal Barkus anchor the offensive and defensive lines, respectively. 16. Norman (2-8): Sophomore Ryan Peoples steps in to quarterback a young group of Tigers.
This timeline explores some of the interesting events of the Edlam football series over the last 19 years. Sept. 6, 1996: While the schools split in 1994, turning Edmond High into Memorial, North and Santa Fe, the latter two didn't begin competing at the Class 6A level — and thus, against each other — until 1996. Memorial defeated North in the first-ever Edlam rivalry game on Sept. 6....
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Sep 3, 2015This timeline explores some of the interesting events of the Edlam football series over the last 19 years. Sept. 6, 1996: While the schools split in 1994, turning Edmond High into Memorial, North and Santa Fe, the latter two didn't begin competing at the Class 6A level — and thus, against each other — until 1996. Memorial defeated North in the first-ever Edlam rivalry game on Sept. 6. Coached by the legendary Ron Taylor, Memorial got 161 rushing yards from fullback Tyler Griffin. The two teams fumbled a combined 14 times. Sept. 11, 1998: Memorial had won its first five Edlam battles, but one of the new kids finally got the best of Edmond's original school in Santa Fe's 21-20 win. Memorial scored a potential game-tying touchdown with 1:16 left, but a bad snap on the extra-point attempt sealed the Bulldogs' fate. Sept. 3, 1999: A 21-0 win over Edmond Memorial sparked a three-year sweep of Edlam matchups for North in which its defense never allowed more than 14 points in a game on the way to three consecutive city championships. The 21-0 win over Memorial was the first for North in the rivalry, powered by two TD runs from Phillip Woods. Coach Kyle Heath started the Huskies' streak, and Bill Bays took over the next year to keep it alive. Sept. 10, 1999: Edlam goes OT. Edmond Santa Fe's Jared Allen threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to P.J. Pierson in overtime to finally break a scoreless tie for Santa Fe's 6-0 win over Memorial. Nov. 22, 2003: Santa Fe had fallen to North 21-14 in overtime in the second week of the season, but the playoffs belonged to the Wolves in the rematch with North in the Class 6A quarterfinals. Eventually named The Oklahoman's Offensive Player of the Year, Santa Fe's Reggie Smith erupted with 114 rushing yards, 85 receiving yards and more than 100 yards on punt returns as Santa Fe turned a 14-6 halftime deficit into a 45-16 victory. Sept. 12, 2008: During a week in which they mourned the loss of classmate Heather Harkness, who died while undergoing an appendectomy, the heavy-hearted Santa Fe Wolves defeated North 21-12 to cap a run of four straight city championships and nine consecutive victories in the series. Sept. 17, 2010: Memorial capped off one of the more unique four-game sweeps in the series with the power running of Cale Olbert leading the Bulldogs to a 17-6 win over North. The 17 points was the most scored by Memorial in the four victories. Sept. 5, 2014: North quarterback Stephen McClernon gutted out a foot injury that would ultimately end his season to lead the game-winning drive over Edmond Santa Fe. He finished with 237 passing yards and two touchdowns in what will go down as his greatest high school football performance, a 27-24 victory.
Sep 3, 2015
This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Edlam football series, which opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Oklahoma’s Wantland Stadium with Santa Fe and Edmond North.
Friday Night Lights: Edlam has become Rasmussen family tradition over last 20 years
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 3, 2015EDMOND — Drew Rasmussen's first Edlam memories are somewhat hazy. He's a small child wearing an Edmond Santa Fe jersey with “Lil Ras” on the back. He's running around the end zone playing football. He gets kicked off the field. Then he remembers the emotions from the players and his father Andy that he doesn't quite understand. “I just remember a lot of heartbreaks, a lot of last-quarter comebacks,” said Rasmussen, now a junior quarterback at Edmond Santa Fe. This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Edlam football series, which opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium with Santa Fe and Edmond North. The series started in 1996 — two years after Edmond split into its current three high schools and seven years after the school's only state football championship. Santa Fe was the last to join Class 6A that year to make the rivalry possible. Since then, the three schools play for bragging rights in the city, sometimes even meeting in the postseason when stakes are higher. Andy Rasmussen has been involved in every season, turning the rivalry into a family tradition. All of his children are involved this season, with Drew at quarterback, his daughter Raimie as a team trainer and his daughter Maggie as a ball girl. Rasmussen, who is the Wolves' defensive line coach, joined Santa Fe as a graduate assistant in 1996. He immediately recognized the importance of the rivalry. “It was unique because you could see how much it meant to the kids and how much it meant to go play the guys that they grew up playing little league football with,” he said. “A few years ago they were going to school with them. It was very electric. It was our first year in 6A and we didn't do too hot, but I'll always remember it because it's the first Edlam game and it's pretty special.” From there, he's seen Edmond Santa Fe make the state championship game twice — including 2003 when the Wolves lost in double overtime to North in the regular season but rallied in the second half of the state quarterfinals for a victory. He's also seen the lows of Edlam. Those first few years after the schools split, football didn't go well for all three schools. “That was just how bad the split hit us,” he said. Over the years, some great players have played in the rivalry. Former Iowa State standout Marquis Hamilton and wrestling standout Teyon Ware both played for Edmond North. Current Oklahoma State receiver Kameron Doolittle and Arkansas State running back Warren Wand played for Edmond Memorial. NFL players Brandon Weeden and Reggie Smith played for Edmond Santa Fe. Now, Rasmussen gets to watch his son possibly take the snaps Friday, a thought that had the coach showing emotion when brought up. “I've been coaching here since before he was born,” Rasmussen said with his eyes red. “He's had no choice. He's grown up in this series. He's been waiting for this opportunity. I don't think anybody felt it as bad as he did last year (when we lost to North and Memorial).” Locked in a battle with move-in Julian Hoskins for the starting spot, Drew Rasmussen enters with the experience of playing in five games last season. He even started one and led Santa Fe to a victory. “I've been around it my whole life, so as a little kid I looked forward to that Friday night whenever Santa Fe was going to play Memorial or North,” Rasmussen said. “It was the most exciting night, the stadium was packed, the atmosphere was different and it's definitely exciting to be a part of it now. “You could win the state championship but lose to Edmond North or Edmond Memorial and you're going to hear about it for the rest of the year. These guys might live in the same neighborhood as you and you have until (next season's) first Friday to prove them wrong.”
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.
High school football: Thursday's high school football predictions
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 2, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. See Friday's edition of The Oklahoman for predictions on Friday night's games: Last week's record: 16-2 Thursday's Games Class 6A Del City 44, PC WEST 14 SOUTHMOORE 21, Edmond Memorial 20 Norman North 28, NORMAN 17 Sand Springs 31, TULSA HALE 7 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Clinton 20 Collinsville 35, OOLOGAH 21 Class 4A CLEVELAND 26, Hominy 22 ROLAND 45, Muldrow 16 ELK CITY 28, Pampa, Texas 21 Class 3A Capitol Hill 28, CENTENNIAL 27 HERITAGE HALL 31, Casady 17 Douglass 42, NORTHEAST 6 LEXINGTON 28, Little Axe 22 Millwood 40, STAR SPENCER 14 LOCUST GROVE 50, Salina 12 TULSA WEBSTER 35, SeeWorth Aca. 6 Velma-Alma 20, COMANCHE 14 Washington 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 Class 2A CHOUTEAU 28, Foyil 8 HARTSHORNE 34, Holdenville 14 CRESCENT 20, Newkirk 17 Panama 24, GORE 6 Class A CARNEGIE 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 14 Class B MAUD 48, Bowlegs 8 DC-Lamont 44, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 30 Geary 34, CANTON 28 MAYSVILLE 52, Paoli 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 44, MEDFORD 16 CAVE SPRINGS 36, Watts 28 Independent Cement 34, ALEX JV 28 Osd 48, MISSOURI DEAF 42 *-Home team in CAPS.
Aug 30, 2015
A few teams got the high school football season off to a good start with Week Zero last Friday, but a full schedule of Week 1 games are lined up across the state this week. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10 games of the week: 1. Class 6A-II No. 2 Midwest City at 6A-II No. 3 Tulsa Washington Two historically powerful Class 6A-II teams with championship talent — one from Tulsa, one...
The Oklahoman's Top 10 Games of Week 1: Midwest City-Tulsa Washington a powerhouse matchup
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 30, 2015A few teams got the high school football season off to a good start with Week Zero last Friday, but a full schedule of Week 1 games are lined up across the state this week. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top 10 games of the week: 1. Class 6A-II No. 2 Midwest City at 6A-II No. 3 Tulsa Washington Two historically powerful Class 6A-II teams with championship talent — one from Tulsa, one from the Oklahoma City metro — meeting in the season opener. It can't be topped. 2. Class 6A-I No. 1 Jenks at 6A-II No. 1 Bixby Bixby has a big hill to climb to hang with Jenks, but the idea of two top-ranked defending champions meeting up in the opener is still fun. 3. Class 6A-I No. 4 Broken Arrow at 6A-I No. 5 Owasso The winner of this game gets a boost to its contender status as we try to decide who can challenge Jenks and Tulsa Union for the 6A-I crown. 4. Class 5A No. 6 Collinsville at 4A No. 2 Oologah, Thursday Collinsville won this matchup last year, but Oologah got back on track and made a run to the Class 4A finals. 5. Class 3A No. 5 Lincoln Christian vs. 2A No. 1 Davis at Choctaw, 3 p.m. Saturday Choctaw's special Saturday doubleheader starts with Jones vs. Vian at 11 a.m. 6. Southlake Carroll (Texas) at 6A-I No. 2 Tulsa Union One of Oklahoma's powerhouse big-school teams against one from Texas. Instant rivalry. 7. Class 5A No. 5 Ardmore at 4A No. 7 Ada New coaches on each side of this rivalry — Josh Newby at Ardmore and Wade Standley at Ada — but preseason hype has been high in each town. 8. Class 6A-I No. 9 Edmond Memorial at 6A-I No. 6 Southmoore, Thursday Edmond Memorial's solid defense will give Southmoore's young offensive talent a good test out of the gate. 9. Class 6A-II No. 5 Stillwater at 5A No. 3 Deer Creek Deer Creek gets a glimpse of its future with the impending move to 6A-II a year away. 10. Class A No. 7 Ringling at 2A No. 6 OCS An intriguing matchup between two teams that have been regular state title contenders in their respective classes the last few years.
Aug 21, 2015
With each touchdown, the talented team’s confidence rose.
High school football: Southmoore impresses with big plays against Carl Albert
BY JACOB UNRUH | Aug 21, 2015MOORE — It took two plays Friday night for Southmoore to score a touchdown. Then on the first play of a quarter scrimmage against Carl Albert, the SaberCats struck again. It was just two of a good amount of big plays for Southmoore at Southmoore High School. And with each touchdown, the talented team’s confidence rose. “I have no doubt that we can execute anything we’ve been told we can,” running back Darrian Moss said. “We have the talent as long as we put our mind to it, work hard, get it done and execute.” Southmoore won the quarter portion 21-7 with two big touchdown runs from Moss, who went 50 yards down the sideline on the first play of the quarter. SaberCats coach Jeremy Stark said Moss has shown improvement this offseason to earn more touches. “He’s a real strong runner,” Stark said. “He’s not real big, but he’s got breakaway speed. Once he gets out in the open he’s hard to tackle and hard to bring down.” Moss, a senior, said he worked in the offseason to be more physical. That certainly showed as he powered through a defender for his second touchdown. “I feel like I’ve become more physical, I got faster and more experienced,” Moss said. “But everybody else on the team has as well. I’ve got to credit them too.” Southmoore also got big plays from quarterback Casey Thompson and versatile senior Dunya Rice, who scored on the second play of the night. But Stark said he would like to see not only the big plays, but a nice long drive that leads to points. “Offensively, we throw the ball vertical quite a bit,” he said. “But there are going to be situations where we have to drive, so we can’t live and die on a big play. We’ve got to get better at driving the ball and running the football downhill.” CARL ALBERT’S OFFENSE STALLS There weren’t the big plays from Carl Albert’s offense that Southmoore featured. Titans coach Gary Rose said he is hoping his young squad learns from a lackluster performance going into next week’s scrimmage against Putnam North, Edmond Santa Fe and Lawton MacArthur. “The thing about us in scrimmages is we don’t prepare for anybody,” Rose said. “We work on us. We just go back and get the film out and look at what we’re doing individually and team-wise. I saw potential, but on the 100 mile journey we’re about 15 down the road. So we’ve got a few more miles to go. Our goal is to get better every week as we always try to do and hopefully by Week 6 or 7 we’ll be where we need to be.” The Titans’ first-team offense failed to score a touchdown, but part of that was an aggressive Southmoore defense that shut down the run and constantly pressured quarterback Braxton Dickerson. “That’s a really good football team in my opinion,” Rose said. “Now, they’re really good or we’re really bad. I don’t think that we’re that bad, but we’re not very deep. We’re nervous; we’ve got to grow up. I just think the potential’s there, but we’ve got so much to work on it’s going to be a long road.” Carl Albert was also without wide receiver Marque Luster for the most of the scrimmage after he suffered a minor knee injury early in the rapid fire. SOUTHMOORE’S JONES, LEWIS SIT OUT Two of Southmoore’s star players were in street clothes. Defensive end Noah Jones, who is verbally committed to Texas Tech, sat out with a knee injury. Jones is ranked No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30. Junior receiver Quindon Lewis also sat out with a shoulder injury. Stark said both are expected to be ready for the SaberCats’ season opener at Edmond Memorial. CARL ALBERT QBS IMPRESS ROSE Rose was impressed with Dickerson and backup quarterback Johnny Bizzell, a junior who threw a touchdown pass with 36.6 seconds left in the quarter scrimmage. But Dickerson was bottled up. Rose said the offensive line needs to show improvement next week. “We’ve got to protect him better,” Rose said. “You can’t throw the football if you’re getting harassed and blitzed. We didn’t pick blitzes up very well. I think our two quarterbacks have a ton of potential. We’ve got some depth issues in the line that concern me.”
Aug 13, 2015
Tulsa Union and Broken Arrow will make three appearances each on the Cox Communications high school football telecast schedule, which was released Thursday. Tulsa Union will face Jenks on Sept. 11 at the University of Tulsa in perhaps the state's biggest rivalry. Edmond Memorial, Edmond Santa Fe, Jenks, Owasso, Putnam City, Southmoore, Norman and Yukon are scheduled to make two...
Media notes: Cox releases high school football telecast schedule
By Mel Bracht Staff Writer email@example.com | Aug 13, 2015Tulsa Union and Broken Arrow will make three appearances each on the Cox Communications high school football telecast schedule, which was released Thursday. Tulsa Union will face Jenks on Sept. 11 at the University of Tulsa in perhaps the state's biggest rivalry. Edmond Memorial, Edmond Santa Fe, Jenks, Owasso, Putnam City, Southmoore, Norman and Yukon are scheduled to make two appearances. Games for Sept. 24-25 have not been determined. Veteran Oklahoma City sportscaster Steve Marshall will call the games with analyst Mike Ziegenhorn, who is beginning his third year on The Cox Channel, and sideline reporter Deion Imade, a former OSU linebacker. The games will air on The Cox Channel (channels 3 and 703) and coxhshub.com. Cox high school football schedule: Sept. 3: Edmond Memorial at Southmoore, 7 p.m. Sept. 4: Broken Arrow at Owasso, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10: Choctaw at Putnam City, 7 p.m. Sept. 11: Jenks vs. Tulsa Union, 7 p.m. at TU's H.A. Chapman Stadium. Sept. 17: Moore at Norman, 7 p.m. Sept. 18: Tulsa Union at Broken Arrow, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24-25: TBA. Oct. 1: Yukon at Edmond Memorial, 7 p.m. Oct. 2: Bartlesville at Bixby, 7 p.m. Oct. 8: Yukon at Edmond Santa Fe, 7 p.m. Oct. 9: Norman North at Mustang, 7 p.m. Oct. 15: Tulsa Union at Owasso, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22: Southmoore at Edmond North, 7 p.m. Oct. 23: Broken Arrow at Jenks, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29: Norman at Putnam City, 7 p.m. Oct. 30: Sand Springs at Tulsa Washington, 7 p.m. Nov. 5: Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, 7 p.m. Nov. 6: Berryhill at Lincoln Christian, TBA. Nov. 13: Playoffs. Nov. 20: Playoffs. Nov. 27: Playoffs. Dec. 4-5: State championships. Dec. 11-12" State championships. Tillman joins Fox Sports Spencer Tillman, a longtime studio analyst for CBS's "College Football Today," is moving to Fox Sports 1 to cover games with longtime colleague Tim Brando. The pair worked together for 15 years on "College Football Today" until Brando joined Fox Sports 1 last fall. Tillman, a running back on OU's 1985 national championship team who played eight seasons in the NFL, will make his FS1 debut at 9 p.m. Sept. 5 with the Mississippi State at Southern Miss game. Steve Hutchinson, a former Michigan and Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman, has been hired to rotate as an analyst with Petros Papadakis, working with Justin Kutcher. Short takes •Fox Sports also has announced its primary broadcast teams for the Big Ten Network: Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen and reporter Lisa Byington; Eric Collins, Glen Mason and reporter Rebecca Harlow. •The next edition of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," which debuts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, includes a profile of new Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan and revisits the successful Pulaski Academy High School football team in Little Rock, Ark., that never punts. •ESPN's "Outside the Lines," 9 a.m. Sunday, will have an all-access look at Chicago Cubs manager Joe Madden.
Aug 11, 2015
For the first time in five years, KSBI-52 plans to air a schedule of high school football telecasts.
Media notes: KSBI-52 to air high school football telecasts for the first time since 2010
By Mel Bracht | Aug 11, 2015For the first time in five years, KSBI-52 plans to air a schedule of high school football telecasts. Griffin Communications, which owns KWTV-9 and Tulsa's KOTV-6, purchased the station last fall from Family Broadcasting LLC, which had dropped the prep football telecasts. All but the first game, Norman North vs. Norman at OU on Sept. 3, will air live at 7 p.m. That game will air on delay following the Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams preseason game at 7 p.m. Joey McWilliams, an OSU graduate who is the owner of OklahomaSports.Net and a radio personality at Durant's Mix 96.1, will handle the play-by-play. Zach Ladner, a recent OU graduate and former Norman High School linebacker, will be the analyst. Ladner, who played college football at Drake, has spent the past two seasons coaching defensive backs at Norman High School. KSBI's high school football schedule: Sept. 3, Norman North vs. Norman at OU, tape delay. Sept. 4, Yukon at Mustang. Sept. 11, Carl Albert at Midwest City. Sept. 18, Edmond Memorial at Mustang. Sept. 25, Clinton at Weatherford. Oct. 2, Deer Creek at Bishop McGuinness. Oct. 9, Edmond Memorial at Putnam City. Oct. 15, Bethany at Douglass. Oct. 23, Carl Albert at Deer Creek. Oct. 30, Midwest City at Lawton. Nov. 6, Deer Creek at Guthrie. Short takes •Charles Davis, Fox's lead college football analyst from 2007 to 2014, will shift to the NFL this fall, working with Thom Brennaman and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, according to Fox's roster of NFL broadcasters announced Tuesday. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews return as the No. 1 team. The rest of Fox's NFL broadcast teams include Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver; Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale; Dick Stockton, David Diehl and Kristina Pink; Sam Rosen, (rotating analysts) Chris Cooley/Matt Millen/Kirk Morrison/Brady Quinn, (rotating reporters) Peter Schrager/Holly Sonders/Danielle Trotta. •NBA TV will announce the 2015-16 NBA schedule during a one-hour special at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rachel Nichols will host the special with analyst Dennis Scott. •Showtime plans to chronicle Notre Dame’s "quest for a national championship" with a weekly, all-access series at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. "A Season With Notre Dame Football" will debut at Sept. 8, three days after Notre Dame’s opener against Texas. •New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will be featured in a Showtime documentary film, which will debut in the fall. "I Am Giant: Victor Cruz" will chronicle Cruz's comeback from a devastating knee injury.
It was all done to benefit Blake's House, a foster home in Plano, Texas, that helps young women. It's operated by Riley's daughter, Marcie Riley Bazor, of McKinney, Texas.Riley also has four homes in the metro area, three for men and one for women, all designed to help people overcome addictions.This is the second year he's gone on a journey to raise funds. This trip included stops along the...
Former football star on a journey to break cycle of addiction
By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman, Associated Press | Aug 7, 2015It was all done to benefit Blake's House, a foster home in Plano, Texas, that helps young women. It's operated by Riley's daughter, Marcie Riley Bazor, of McKinney, Texas. Riley also has four homes in the metro area, three for men and one for women, all designed to help people overcome addictions. This is the second year he's gone on a journey to raise funds. This trip included stops along the American Great Lakes, Niagara Falls and Ontario, Canada. After leaving the Miami Dolphins in the 1970s, Riley slipped into a troubled world of narcotics and alcohol. When he went for a medical checkup near his 40th birthday, the physician was blunt with him. "He told me if I didn't change I wouldn't be around much longer." Riley went about improving his life. He got off drugs in 1982 and by 1985 was finished with alcohol. His victory over addiction made him want to help others, and he formed the nonprofit Jim Riley Outreach. "You have to understand what outreach is about," he said. "We help someone, who in turn helps someone, and on and on and on." Along the way, there have been some rewarding outcomes. "We have a man now who is the No. 1 insurance salesman for his company," Riley said. Generally, his homes house four or five people. They pay rent, although Riley says it's not enough to cover expenses. Riley works with the men, and his wife, Robin, and daughter take care of the women. The key ingredient for any participant, Riley said, is the desire to get better. The Texas home is named for Riley's son, Blake. The Edmond Memorial High School graduate was preparing for his sophomore year at Missouri Southern in Joplin, where he was playing football. Right before he left, father and son had a reflective conservation on the back porch of Riley's Edmond home. "Blake told me he would rather be a simple man of God than the best football player ever," Riley recalled while holding back emotion. Blake died in a plane crash in October 1989, but the elder Riley was grateful God had allowed them that final conversation. Riley plans to continue the outreach as long as he can and hopes someone takes up the cause when he's gone. Particularly at risk are foster children, many also the product of addictive parents. That was the reason behind Blake's House, Bazor said. "The idea of helping these kids stop the cycle of addiction before they had to repeat their parent's mistake, ignited Jim to begin his fundraising efforts to help," she said. The former University of Oklahoma All-America star defender puts it in perspective today. "Super Bowl rings are nothing," Riley said. For him, helping others turn their lives around is his mission. "God has really blessed us," he said. "I am fortunate to have been married to Robin for 47 years now. The last 30 years have been great. I put her through some tough times in the first 17."
Aug 2, 2015
The biggest question surrounding Edmond Memorial this season is how the Bulldogs will replace the production and star power of former running back Warren Wand. Wand is now at Arkansas State after rushing for more than 5,000 yards and 45 touchdowns in his career. He was the focus of Memorial’s offense. Now, Bulldogs coach Justin Merideth said people will be surprised with his replacement. “No...
District 6A-I-1 preview: Edmond Memorial working to replace Wand
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 2, 2015The biggest question surrounding Edmond Memorial this season is how the Bulldogs will replace the production and star power of former running back Warren Wand. Wand is now at Arkansas State after rushing for more than 5,000 yards and 45 touchdowns in his career. He was the focus of Memorial’s offense. Now, Bulldogs coach Justin Merideth said people will be surprised with his replacement. “No one player can replace him,” Merideth said. “Our whole team has got to step up and do a good job. We lost a bunch of great players last year, but with that being said, Tate Troxell has had a great summer and I think he’s going to surprise some people with the type of football player that he is.” Troxell played H-back last season, which led to just 10 carries. But at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, Merideth feels Troxell can handle the bulk of the carries as Memorial looks to make the playoffs for a third straight season. JENKS REMAINS HEAVY FAVORITE The unanimous favorite for the distirct title according to the coaches, Jenks is aiming for its fourth straight state championship and second in Class 6A Division I. Another title would be the Trojans' 13th since 1996. They return talented players such as The Oklahoman’s Super 30 members Dillon Stoner and Austin Quillen. Stoner is verbally committed to Oklahoma State, while Quillen is committed to Vanderbilt. SANTA FE’S O-LINE COMING TOGETHER Edmond Santa Fe had one of the top rushers in Class 6A last season with Darran Williams, who is No. 30 on the Super 30. And that success started up front with a talented offensive line. With two new starters this season — Josh Richardson and Zach Clouse — the Wolves feel like they can continue improving and compete even more with big lines such as Jenks and Broken Arrow. “Every time we’ve played them, it’s been up front on the offensive and defensive line,” first-year Santa Fe coach Kyle White said. “I think when you play those guys it’s a physical, physical game. It affects you not only that week, but the next week too. I definitely feel we have the depth and the strength.” Santa Fe returns Dustin Anthony at right tackle, Jacob Goss at right guard and Justin Richardson at left guard. Williams rushed for 1,913 yards and 22 touchdowns, accounting for around 90 percent of the Wolves’ offense. WESTMOORE RETOOLING Second-year Westmoore coach Adam Gaylor has been pleased with the progress of his team during the offseason. The Jaguars are looking to replace their secondary, quarterback, receivers and more from a talented team that went 7-4 last season. Gaylor said one move he is making is adding the safety position to DeShawn Lookout’s duties. Lookout, who is verbally committed to Oklahoma for baseball, played only receiver last year and missed part of the season with an elbow injury. YUKON NOT FEELING TRANSITION EFFECTS WITH COACHING CHANGE Brian Sauser is Yukon’s third head coach in as many seasons, but the impact of the transition has been minimal for the Millers this offseason. Sauser was the offensive coordinator under Bill Young last year, so there’s nothing new on offense. Jamie Thompson and Bruce Phillips are co-defensive coordinators, both of whom were on staff with Young and will continue to run his basic schemes with a little of their own flavor. “It’s not a totally different system, so the transition hasn’t been bad,” senior cornerback/receiver Zach Johnson said. “Whenever you work as hard as we do, you have high expectations coming into the season, so excitement’s really high around here.” Yukon tied for the fourth playoff spot last season but was left out of the postseason because of the district points tiebreaker. PUTNAM CITY'S PEARSON READY FOR CHALLENGE Preston Pearson spent the last 15 seasons at the state’s two largest schools, Broken Arrow and Tulsa Union. As Putnam City’s new coach, he knows he’s taking over a program at a school less than half the size of those two Tulsa-area powers, but he’s excited about the challenge that awaits. “This has been a very good football program that has fallen on some hard times of late,” said Pearson, who coordinated Union’s offense the last four years. “I knew that it was a program that wanted to win and has the capability to win. I knew it would be a challenge, but those factors really aided in my decision. “The people around here want to compete, and I wanted to be somewhere where I knew it was important.” NORMAN TURNING TO SOPHOMORE QB With a trio of quarterbacks getting an opportunity last season, Norman is turning to sophomore Ryan Peoples, who was one of the three to play during last year’s 2-8 campaign. “Obviously, he played some last year, which is going to help, but he’s going to find out when he’s the guy making the signal calls and plays it takes a little bit more,” Norman coach Greg Nation said. “As far as how his development’s gone, it’s gone really well.” Nation classified Peoples as an “athlete.” One play last season in which he kept the ball on an option and broke loose for nearly 40 yards before stepping out of bounds was enough proof to anoint him the quarterback of the future. “It’s a ninth-grade kid in a varsity game and he had field presence enough to read the end and then got up field to get his gain and got out of bounds,” Nation said. “It was really smart.” BROKEN ARROW’S SHAW PRIMED FOR BIG YEAR Last season was a breakout year for Broken Arrow running back Jamall Shaw with 1,426 yards and 16 touchdowns. With an additional 15 pounds added in the offseason, he could be in for an even bigger year. “I know he is,” Broken Arrow coach David Alexander said. “Just from his approach to the weight room, his approach to running, everything he’s done this summer has been with a purpose.” Shaw now weighs 195 pounds, up from 180. He’ll have a talented offensive line led by Rowdy Frederick leading the way, though Alexander believes Shaw has the physicality to punish defenders. “He’s obviously been a really, really good running back, but he’s a grown man now,” Alexander said. “With that extra 15 pounds behind him, if you tackle him more than a couple times it’s going to hurt.”
BETHANY: KYLE DUKE Athletics: First-team Little All-City and coaches’ all-state in football as a senior. Second-team all-conference in soccer. Also played varsity baseball. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. ACT score of 24. National Honor Society. Special Olympics volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Dustin Bielich, Maddie Flemmons BETHEL: CLINT SIMMONS Athletics:...
Scholar-Athlete: Bios of all the school winners
BY JENNI CARLSON | Jun 20, 2015BETHANY: KYLE DUKE Athletics: First-team Little All-City and coaches’ all-state in football as a senior. Second-team all-conference in soccer. Also played varsity baseball. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. ACT score of 24. National Honor Society. Special Olympics volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Dustin Bielich, Maddie Flemmons BETHEL: CLINT SIMMONS Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class 3A All-State in basketball as a senior. Varsity letterwinner in baseball and football, too. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Presidential Academic Excellence Award. Student council. College: Undecided Also nominated: Rylee Steward BLANCHARD: DAVID UMMEL Athletics: Second-team all-district in football as a senior. Member of state championship teams in football and powerlifting. Academics: ACT score of 32. Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society president. Student council. Class officer. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. College: Undecided Also nominated: Sierra Bailey BRIDGE CREEK: RAEGAN ROGERS Athletics: First-team All-City softball as a junior, second-team as a senior. Coaches’ all-state. One season varsity basketball. Will play softball at Oklahoma. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. National Honor Society. Spanish Club. Helmets of Hope volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Jimmy Wynne CARL ALBERT: KALEY HALLMARK Athletics: Honorable mention Big All-City in basketball as a junior and senior. All-state in cross country as a senior. One season varsity soccer. Academics: ACT score of 30. Fellowship of Christian Athletes. National Honor Society. Eco Club. College: Undecided Also nominated: Harrison Hightower, Justin Humphrey CASADY: ELLEN PAYNE Athletics: Four-sport athlete who earned 16 varsity letters combined in field hockey, soccer, softball and track. Will play field hockey at North Carolina. Academics: ACT score of 29. National Science League Award. Youth Leadership Oklahoma. Student council. College: North Carolina Also nominated: Yogaish Khastgir CASHION: BRETT WILSON Athletics: Coaches’ all-State and honorable mention All-State in football as a senior. Member of state runner-up teams in football and baseball. Will play football at Oklahoma State. Academics: ACT score of 31. Academic Team captain. Student council. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: Peyton Maroney, Alix Robinson CHOCTAW: JACOB RAPP Athletics: Coaches’ all-state, honorable mention All-State and honorable mention Big All-City in football as a senior. Honorable mention Big All-City baseball. Academics: ACT score of 27. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: Mackinsey Jo Archer CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY: CREED HENDRICKSON Athletics: All-district football as a senior. Crusader Award, the school’s highest athletic award. Academics: ACT score of 27. Christian Citizenship Award, the school’s highest honor. Salt & Light Leadership Program. Will spend a gap year with Impact 360. Also nominated: Jacquelyn Holdridge CLASSEN: TYLER DANG Athletics: Three-time honorable mention All-City tennis . Placed eighth in lightweight 8+ at U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships. Academics: ACT score of 36, a perfect score. Weighted grade point average of 4.5. National Merit Finalist. Youth Council of Oklahoma City. Debate Club. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: None DEER CREEK: BRYCE BALENSEIFEN Athletics: Three-time state cross country champion. All-City cross country runner of the year as a senior. Multi-time state track champion. Three-time Big All-City. Won eight total team titles. Will run at Oklahoma State. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.2. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: None DESTINY CHRISTIAN: DALLAS BIDDLE Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City in football as a junior and senior. Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association all-state twice in football, three times in baseball. Academics: Grade point average of 3.7. National Honor Society. Robotics Club. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: Kylie Bowdler, Lynsi Stanley DOUGLASS: CHRISTIAN LUPER Athletics: All-district and all-conference football. All-conference baseball. Two years varsity track and soccer. Team captain football and baseball. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. Student council. Yearbook. Douglass Youth Leaders. Special Olympics volunteer. Gates Millennium Scholarship. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: La'Di'ne Thompson EDMOND MEMORIAL: JACLYN HUMMEL Athletics: Two-time first-team All-City cross country. Honorable mention Big All-City track. Member of state championship teams in cross country and track, state runner-up in soccer. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Food Bank volunteer. Bulldog Mentor. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Jordan Reed, Kayla Utsch EDMOND SANTA FE: JOBI HEATH Athletics: Second-team Big-All City softball. First-team All-City golf. Member of state title team and state runner-up in basketball. Will play softball at Central Oklahoma. Academics: ACT score of 26. ACE Program, working with special needs students. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: Tanner Kliewer, Jake Martin GUTHRIE: ALEX NELSON Athletics: State wrestling runner-up at 138 pounds as a senior. Second-team All-City wrestling as a freshman, honorable mention as a sophomore, junior and senior. Four-time state qualifier. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Student council. College: Undecided Also nominated: Beau Davis, Bailey Shaffer HARRAH: RYLAN BOYER Athletics: Three-time state swimming qualifier, two-time finalist. Member of state runner-up team. Academics: ACT score of 30. Weighted grade point average of 4.2. Scholars Club president. Reading Club founder and president. Mu Alpha Theta math club. College: Rose State Also nominated: Jena Graves, Rachael Wright HERITAGE HALL: CONNOR McGINNIS Athletics: Little All-City defensive player of the year and first-team All-State in football. Second-team All-City soccer. Won state titles in football and soccer. State basketball qualifier. Will play football at Oklahoma. Academics: ACT score of 27. Spanish Honor Society. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Jessica Borsky, Avery Niemann KINGFISHER: BROOKE BOECKMAN Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class 4A All-State basketball as senior. Multiple top-five finishes at state track. Two seasons varsity tennis. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. National English Honor Society. Student council president. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: Garrett Yost LIBERTY ACADEMY: KELSEE CRAWLEY Athletics: Four-time Oklahoma Christian Schools Athletic Association all-state in basketball and volleyball. Won three OCSAA state basketball titles, two volleyball. Varsity track. Varsity golf. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.2. National Honor Society. Choir. Gordon Cooper STEM Scholar Award. College: Oklahoma Baptist Also nominated: None LITTLE AXE: KEITH ROBERTSON Athletics: Coaches’ all-state in football. Played three years of varsity football, one year each of varsity basketball and baseball. Voted school’s athlete of the year. Academics: Grade point average of 3.4. Business Professionals of America. Geography Bee. College: Undecided Also nominated: Katherine Johnston, Nik Storm MACOMB: SHANIA PACE Athletics: Honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class A All-State in basketball as a junior. Three-time all-conference. Four-year varsity starter in basketball and softball. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. National Honor Society. Student council. College: Undecided Also nominated: Jose Chavez McLOUD: AUSTIN ROOKS Athletics: All-district in football. State qualifier in powerlifting. Varsity football three years. Varsity powerlifting two years. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. Oklahoma Honor Society. Student council treasurer. People to People ambassador. Envision National Youth Leadership Forum. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: None MINCO: ASHER BAADE Athletics: Coaches’ Class A all-state football as a senior. Honorable mention Class 2A All-State basketball as a senior. Two-time honorable mention All-State baseball. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. National Honor Society. Gifted and Talented. Student council. Yearbook. College: Southwestern Oklahoma State Also nominated: None MOORE: COLBY MOATES Athletics: Three-time honorable mention All-City wrestling. Four-time state qualifier. Three-time state placer, including third as a senior. Academics: Scored 32 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.7. Academic All-State. Award of Excellence Scholar. FIRST Robotics Team. Campfire USA volunteer. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: None MOUNT ST. MARY: JOE CASTIGLIONE JR. Athletics: Two-time honorable mention Little All-City football. Three years varsity football. Four years varsity baseball. Academics: Scored 26 on ACT. Grade point average of 3.9. Oklahoma National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. National Honor Society. Student council. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Diana Andrade, Tesa Danusantoso MUSTANG: JAYDEN CHESTNUT Athletics: Big All-City softball player of the year as a senior when her team won state. Gatorade Oklahoma player of the year. Will play softball at Oklahoma. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Students Assisting Students. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Lance Frost, Brandi Hutchison NEWCASTLE: PARKER BOLLES Athletics: Coaches’ all-state and second-team Little All-City in football as a senior. Two-time state qualifier in powerlifting. Two years varsity soccer. Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. Scored 27 on ACT. National Honor Society. College: Undecided Also nominated: Madison Granger, Shane Martin NOBLE: BRADY BRADSHAW Athletics: Second-team Big All-City baseball as a senior, two-time reserve. Three-time honorable mention All-State. Honorable mention Big All-City football. Two years varsity basketball. Will play baseball at Crowder (Mo.) College. Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. Boys State. DECA. College: Crowder (Mo.) College Also nominated: Kodi Holloway NORMAN: GRACIE KOONCE Athletics: Coaches’ all-state and honorable mention All-City in soccer. Honorable mention All-City cross country as a sophomore. One year varsity track. Will play soccer at Oklahoma. Academics: Scored 28 on ACT. Grade point average of 4.0. Youth Leadership Oklahoma. Student Congress president. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: None OKARCHE: MADISON LEE Athletics: Coaches’ all-state and first-team Little All-City in basketball as a senior. Played for state title every year, winning two. Three years varsity slow-pitch. Two years varsity softball. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society treasurer. Student council vice president. College: Oklahoma State Also nominated: None OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: EMILY ROBERTS Athletics: Two-time honorable mention All-City in volleyball. Honorable mention All-City tennis as a junior. Academics: Scored 34 on ACT. Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. National French Exam Honor. Academic Team. Book Club. Band. Baylor President’s Gold Scholarship. College: Baylor Also nominated: None PAULS VALLEY: KAYLIE UPTON Athletics: Coaches’ all-state alternate and honorable mention Little All-City in softball as a senior. State qualifier in cross country and track. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. National Honor Society. Oklahoma School of Science and Math Regional School. College: Northern Oklahoma Also nominated: Treston Williams PERKINS-TRYON: BAILEY WENSLER Athletics: Coaches’ all-state basketball as a senior. Two-time honorable mention Little All-City and honorable mention Class 3A All-State. Honorable mention Little All-City track. Will play basketball at South Carolina Upstate. Academics: Grade point average of 4.0. Student council. Academic Team. College: South Carolina Upstate Also nominated: None PIEDMONT: CONNER ST. JOHN Athletics: Five-time state swimming champion. Coaches’ all-state. First-team All-City as a junior, second-team his three other seasons. Will swim at Saint Louis University. Academics: Scored 27 on ACT. Key Club. USA Swimming Central Diversity High Point Award. College: Saint Louis University Also nominated: Brody Largent PUTNAM CITY: BOLU ONIFADE Athletics: Second-team Big All-City football as a senior. Earned three varsity football letters, four track, one wrestling. Will play football at Abilene (Texas) Christian. Academics: Grade point average of 3.8. Senior class president. Elementary school mentor. College: Abilene (Texas) Christian Also nominated: Logan Jegelewicz, Zachary Moore PUTNAM CITY NORTH: KATRINA DWYER Athletics: Four-year state swimming qualifier. Honorable mention All-City. Will swim at Beloit (Wisc.) College. Academics: Scored 31 on ACT. Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Band. Received $100,000 President Scholarship from Beloit College. College: Beloit (Wisc.) College Also nominated: Casey Herndon, Dylan Rodolf PUTNAM CITY WEST: EASTON RODGERS Athletics: Oklahoma City Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star. Four-year starter in baseball. Three-year starter in football. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. Scored 24 on ACT. National Honor Society. DECA. Mr. Patriot finalist. College choice: Undecided Also nominated: None SHAWNEE: GARRETT McDANIEL Athletics: State golf champion as a senior. Led team to first title since 1934. Coaches’ all-state. First-team All-City. Will play golf at Northeastern State. Academics: Grade point average of 3.9. National Honor Society. Junior Investor’s Challenge Team. Christmas Connection volunteer. College: Northeastern State Also nominated: None SOUTHEAST: PAULA CARDENAS Athletics: All-conference in cross country. Voted “most dedicated” by the soccer team. Three years varsity soccer, two years varsity cross country. Academics: Grade point average of 3.6. National Honor Society. Key Club. Business Professionals of America. Student council. College: Central Oklahoma Also nominated: None SOUTHWEST COVENANT: JOSH McMINN Athletics: Two-time first-team Little All-City and Class B All-State in basketball. First-team All-State baseball as a senior. Two-time first-team Little All-City. Will play baseball at Oral Roberts. Academics: Scored 29 on ACT. Grade point average of 3.5. Yearbook Club. College: Oral Roberts Also nominated: None TUTTLE: TYLER LESTER Athletics: Little All-City Player of the Year and Class 4A All-State in basketball as a senior. Led Tuttle to its first state appearance. Will play at Oklahoma Baptist. Academics: Scored 29 on ACT. National Honor Society. Alternative Education math tutor. College: Oklahoma Baptist Also nominated: Lexi Rumbaugh WASHINGTON: KAILEE ORR Athletics: First-team Little All-City in both softball and slow-pitch as senior. Won back-to-back state titles in both, too. Member of two state basketball teams. Academics: Scored 29 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.3. National Honor Society president. Science Club. College: Oklahoma Also nominated: Kyler Barker WELLSTON: BEAU DANKER Athletics: Basketball team captain senior year. Earned four varsity letters. Started one season. Academics: Weighted grade point average of 4.1. National Honor Society. Class president. Family Career and Community Leaders of America vice president. Coached middle school basketball and little league soccer. College: Undecided Also nominated: None WESTERN HEIGHTS: ALI MIX Athletics: Coaches’ Class 5A all-state and honorable mention All-City in soccer as a senior. Will play at Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) College Academics: Ranked in top third of class. Class officer. Business Professionals of America officer. Choir. Elementary reading volunteer. College: Bethany Lutheran (Minn.) College Also nominated: None WESTMOORE: REBECCA RANDOLPH Athletics: Coaches’ all-state soccer as a senior. Two-time honorable mention All-City. Two-time cross country state qualifier. Will play soccer at Adams (Colo.) State. Academics: Scored 31 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.6. Class officer. Scholastic Team. College: Adams (Colo.) State Also nominated: Calvin Miller, Savannah Waddell YUKON: KEEGAN MEYN Athletics: Reserve All-State, first-team Big All-City and coaches’ all-star in baseball as a senior. Two seasons varsity football. Will play baseball at Arkansas-Little Rock. Academics: Scored 28 on ACT. Weighted grade point average of 4.3. Ferguson Jenkins Outstanding Student-Athlete Award. College: Arkansas-Little Rock Also nominated: None
Jun 16, 2015
Oklahoma offensive lineman Ty Darlington is not worried about the possible distraction with the return of linebacker Frank Shannon and running back Joe Mixon to the team after one-year suspensions stemming from allegations of violence against women. In fact, he thinks it will drive the Sooners. “I don’t think so,” Darlington said. “I think that now we’re focused, we’re ready to go. If anything,...
Scholar Athlete Awards: OU's Ty Darlington says time for Sooners to cast aside distractions
By Erik Horne and Jacob UnruhStaff Writers | Jun 16, 2015Oklahoma offensive lineman Ty Darlington is not worried about the possible distraction with the return of linebacker Frank Shannon and running back Joe Mixon to the team after one-year suspensions stemming from allegations of violence against women. In fact, he thinks it will drive the Sooners. “I don’t think so,” Darlington said. “I think that now we’re focused, we’re ready to go. If anything, I think that we’re just motivated by everything. All of the potential distractions, I think it’s just time for us to cast them aside and focus in.” Darlington was honored as OU’s recipient of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award at Tuesday’s 31st annual All Sports Scholar Athlete Awards luncheon. Afterward, he spoke of how the team welcomed both players back. He said both have been impressive in workouts and he was particularly happy to see Shannon back with the team. “I love Frank Shannon, man,” Darlington said. “We missed him last year and I think the whole team — just beyond as a player, but as a person — we’re happy to have him back. He’s a brother and he’s family. We got to welcome one back in that wasn’t able to be with us for a year.” Shannon was accused of sexually assaulting a female student at his off-campus apartment in January 2014. He was never charged criminally, but was suspended for one year after a university Title IX investigation. Mixon was involved in an altercation with a female OU student that turned violent and ended with Mixon punching her and breaking multiple bones in her face in July 2014. He was suspended for the entire season. MORE AWARDS TO COME FOR OSU'S RUDOLPH? As Mason Rudolph took his place in a line of award recipients at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, he and Bedlam football rival Darlington gave each other a slight head nod and a smile. Darlington, a decorated OU senior offensive lineman, is going into his last season with the Sooners, but Rudolph is just beginning what appears to be a budding career with Oklahoma State. While he's been touted as a darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate entering this season, Rudolph received the first true hardware of his OSU career at the 31st Annual All-Sports Scholar Athlete Awards Luncheon. The 6-foot-4 quarterback was named one of 10 state school players honored as College Players of the Year by the Oklahoma chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. The award highlights student athletes who "have excelled on the playing field, in their classrooms and in their communities." "I'm only a rising sophomore, so I haven't really done a lot to receive a whole lot," Rudolph said. "I'm very honored. Obviously, it's an incredible award and, like you mentioned, Ty (Darlington) he's a great guy. I've gotten to know him pretty well. It's a great group of guys seems like, and an overall great afternoon." Based on the end of his season with OSU, leading the Cowboys to consecutive wins in Bedlam against OU and in the Cactus Bowl against Washington, there's more hardware in the future for Rudolph. "I think the whole team has done a great job of really getting after it this offseason," Rudolph said. "Winter program went great, spring practice went great. We're fired up and looking forward to bigger things this fall." Along with Rudolph and Darlington, the following state school players were honored as their school's recipient of the College Player of the Year award: Landon Chappell, University of Central Oklahoma; Chace Green, Langston University; Tanner Hallford, Oklahoma Panhandle State University; William House, Southern Nazarene University; Justin Schanbacher, Northwestern Oklahoma State University; Garrett Stafford, University of Tulsa; Ty Watkins, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College; Cole Weber, East Central University. MCGINNIS MEETS SWITZER FOR FIRST TIME Former Heritage Hall quarterback Connor McGinnis had a chance to meet legendary coach Barry Switzer and was surprised to learn Switzer remembered him from a high school game two years ago. “That was really cool,” McGinnis said. “He said a few really nice things about me. I guess he came to watch one of our games — the Casady game two years ago. “Just the fact that he came and he took his time to come out and watch one of our games and to remember me two years later that means a lot.” McGinnis is a 6-foot-5 dual-threat quarterback who is walking on for the Sooners. He was honored at the luncheon as the Jim Thorpe Player of the Year and also a runner-up in The Oklahoman’s Bob Colon Scholarships. After leading Heritage Hall to the Class 3A state championship last season, some questions remained as to whether he would play quarterback, receiver or defensive back in college. He’s working to address those issues by cleaning up his throwing motion. “Going to the college level everything is much quicker, so making my release quick enough for the college level,” McGinnis said. JIM THORPE WINNERS HONORED The annual Jim Thorpe Player of the Year Award winners were honored at the banquet. Winners include Edmond Memorial’s Colin Simpson (baseball); Deer Creek’s Dakota Vann (girls basketball) and Owasso’s Shake Milton (boys basketball); Henryetta’s Daisy VanMeter (girls cross country) and Norman North’s Ben Barrett (boys cross country); Jenks’ Mackenzie Medders (girls golf) and Edmond North’s Tyson Reeder (boys golf); Jenks’ Marlo Zoller (girls soccer) and Heritage Hall’s Garrett McLaughlin (boys soccer); Edmond North’s Ally Robertson (girls swimming) and Norman North’s Justin Wu (boys swimming); Southmoore’s Jordan Henry (girls tennis) and Mount St. Mary’s Blake Crawford (boys tennis); Vinita’s Carsyn Spurgeon (girls track) and Westmoore’s Calvin Miller (boys track); Elgin’s Jentry Holt (volleyball); and Stillwater’s Joe Smith (wrestling).
Demeco Wright, Midwest City Event: 100 meters Class: Senior The story: The speedster, who also played a vital role for the Bomber football team, took third at state with a time of 10.74. Robert Charlton, Edmond Memorial Event: 200 meters Class: Senior The story: One of the state’s fastest athletes the last two years, Charlton medaled at state in the 100 and 200, taking silver in the 200...
High schools: Boys Big All-City Track first-team athlete capsules
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jun 15, 2015Demeco Wright, Midwest City Event: 100 meters Class: Senior The story: The speedster, who also played a vital role for the Bomber football team, took third at state with a time of 10.74. Robert Charlton, Edmond Memorial Event: 200 meters Class: Senior The story: One of the state’s fastest athletes the last two years, Charlton medaled at state in the 100 and 200, taking silver in the 200 at 22.18. He turned down Division I football offers to run track at Central Arkansas. Malique Lytle, Shawnee Event: 400 meters Class: Senior The story: Previously an 800 specialist, the Iowa State signee jumped into the open 400 and won state in both, with a 400 time of 48.90 and 800 time of 1:52.79. Calvin Miller, Westmoore Event: 800 meters Class: Senior The story: The Oklahoma signee nearly broke the 800-meter state record earlier in the year with a 1:51.83 and capped his season with a state meet victory in 1:54.98. Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek Event: 1,600 meters Class: Senior The story: Headed to Oklahoma State, Balenseifen won three golds and a silver at state, completing his career with four team championships in track and four more in cross country. He won the Class 5A 1,600 in 4:22.35 Athlete of the Year Ben Barrett, Norman North Event: 3,200 meters Class: Senior The story: The North Carolina State signee won the 1,600 and 3,200 at 6A state, but more impressively, he set the state record in both events. He ran 4:09.97 in the 1,600 in late April and ran 8:59.97 in the 3,200 at the Meet of Champions. Micah Fontaine, Edmond Memorial Event: 110 hurdles Class: Senior The story: The gifted hurdler won the state meet with a time of 14.02, less than two-tenths of a second off the state record. Clarence Simpkins, Moore Event: 300 hurdles Class: Senior The story: A top contender all year long, Simpkins ran a 38.66 to win state, following a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles. Vernon Turner, Yukon Event: High jump Class: Sophomore The story: In front of his hometown crowd at state, the Yukon youngster cleared 6- feet, 8-inches to win gold. Cassius Hill, Westmoore Event: Long jump Class: Senior The story: Went out with a gold medal at state with a jump of 23-feet, 41/2-inches. Christian Patterson, Shawnee Event: Pole vault Class: Sophomore The story: Despite matching the previous 5A state meet record, Patterson had to settle for a silver medal with a vault of 15-feet, 6-inches. Jude Richardson, Norman North Event: Shot put Class: Junior The story: The powerful junior claimed gold with a throw of 53-feet, 73/4-inches. Mark Bryant, Edmond Memorial Event: Discus Class: Junior The story: Continuing a line of strong Bulldog throwers, Bryant won state with a toss of 170 feet. Coach of the Year Chris Lowrey, Edmond Memorial The story: Edmond Memorial faced a new obstacle seemingly at every turn at the state meet, but Lowrey kept his team focused through injuries and mistakes to come out with the Class 6A title.
The 50th annual Oklahoma/Texas Faith 7 Basketball Bowl will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Here’s some information about the 10 players selected to play for the Oklahoma team, provided by Faith 7 organizers: A.J. Cockrell, 6-8, 220, Tulsa Memorial: Coached by Robert Allison, Cockrell led the Chargers to a 19–8 […]
High school basketball: Oklahoma Faith 7 player profiles
Scott Wright | May 28, 2015The 50th annual Oklahoma/Texas Faith 7 Basketball Bowl will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Here’s some information about the 10 players selected to play for the Oklahoma team, provided by Faith 7 organizers: A.J. Cockrell, 6-8, 220, Tulsa Memorial: Coached by Robert Allison, Cockrell led the Chargers to a 19-8 record and the 2015 state semifinals, as well as to state championships in 2013-14. Bound for the University of Texas-San Antonio, Cockrell averaged 17.4 points, 14.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while shooting 59 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line. Chris Crawford, 6-2, 177, Victory Christian: Bound for Oral Roberts University and coached by Ryan Wakley, Crawford averaged 21.6 points, and 4.3 assists while leading the Conquerors to a 22-6 record and district and regional championships. An all-stater, Crawford holds school career records for assists (403) and steals (306), and is 2nd in scoring (1,881). Hayden Howell, 6-7, 220, Carl Albert: Howell, the Suburban Conference Player of the Year, is bound for Abilene Christian. Coached by Jay Price, Howell led the Titans to a 25-4 record and to the state finals while averaging 18.3 points, 11 boards, and 2.5 assists. An all-stater, Howell shot 67.6 percent from the field and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. DaQuan Jeffries, 6-5, 200 pounds, Edmond Santa Fe: Jeffries, an all-stater and Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, led the Wolves to the Class 6A finals. Coached by Lenny Hatchett, Jeffries led Santa Fe to a 22-8 record while averaging 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists. He shot 68 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line. Jeffries will play collegiately at Oral Roberts University. Tyson Jolly, 6-4, 190, Putnam City West: Coached by Lenny Bert, Jolly averaged 20 points, 9.1 boards, and 3 assists while leading the Patriots to a 24-3 record and the state semifinals. An all-stater and Big 10 Conference MVP, Jolly shot 59.7 percent from the field and 74.8 percent from the line. Jolly will play collegiately at the University of California-Berkeley. Cory Kilby, 6-7, 190, Ada : An all-district first-team selection and a football all-stater, Cory is Ada’s career scoring leader (2,013 points). Bound for Mercer University, Kilby led the Cougars to a district championship and a 20-8 record. Coached by Ron Anderson, Kilby averaged 20.8 points, 10.2 boards while shooting 65 percent from the field. Ty Lazenby, 6-5, 205, Glencoe: Lazenby, an all-stater and District Player of the Year, led the Panthers to three consecutive state titles. He was named the MVP of the state tourney and holds Glencoe's career scoring record (2,610 pts.). Coach by his father John Lazenby, Ty led the Panthers to a 29-3 record, averaging 26 points and 9 boards while shooting 52 percent from the field. Lazenby is bound for Northern Oklahoma College at Enid. Curran Scott, 6-4, 195, Edmond Memorial: Coached by Shane Cowherd, Scott average 22.1 points, 5 boards, and 2.4 assists while leading the Bulldogs to a 24-5 record. Scott, an all-stater, set Memorial’s single season scoring record, 635 points, while shooting 55 percent from the field and 81 percent from the line. Curran has signed to play for coach Mark Price at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Cade Upshaw, 6-0, 160, Verdigris: Upshaw, an all-stater, led the Cardinals to a 24-5 record and the state finals. Coached by his father, Randy Upshaw, Cade will play collegiately at Northern Oklahoma College of Enid. Upshaw averaged 18.5 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists while shooting 51 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line. Jamey Woods, 6-3, 217, Lawton Eisenhower: Woods led the Eagles, coached by Bruce Harrington, to a 22-4 record and a 2015 state championship in Class 5A. Woods averaged 16 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4 assists. An all-stater, he shot 48 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line. Woods is second all-time in scoring for Lawton Ike (1,188 points) and will play collegiately at East Central University in Ada.